The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of food safety management systems (FSMS) against ISO 22000 or acceptable equivalent, in accordance with ISO 19011, ISO 22003 and ISO 17021, as applicable.
Capitalizing on the powerful Accelerated Learning Technique, this course spends a good portion of the time on discussions, exercises and case studies to help students to consolidate knowledge and acquire hands on experience that are instrumental in their capacity as a food safety management system auditor or as a food safety function professional.
Students who passed the continuous assessment and the 2 hour examination will be awarded a Certificate of Successful Completion. Based on CQI IRCA policy, this course satisfies the training requirement for certification as a CQI IRCA registered FSMS Lead Auditor/Auditor.
On completion, successful students will be able to:
- Describe the purpose of a FSMS, of Food Safety management systems standards, of management system audit and of third-party certification
- Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up a Food Safety management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011 (and ISO 22003 including ISO 17021 where appropriate)
- Plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit of a Food Safety management system to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 22000 or acceptable equivalent and in accordance with ISO 19011 (and ISO 22003 including ISO 17021)
- General introduction
- Food safety management principles, vocabulary, ISO 22000 requirements
- Stage 1 audit (including document review)
- Audit planning
- Process auditing and audit skills
- Writing NC reports and audit reporting
- Audit follow up
CQI IRCA recommends that students are expected to have the following prior knowledge:
- Food Safety management principles and concepts: implementing or operating a management system within a food sector includes private schemes such as BRC, GLOBALGAP, FSSC and/or other schemes; relevant key food safety legislation; prerequisite programmes as specified in ISO/TS 22002-1; Good Practice guides for Agriculture (GAP), Veterinary (GVP), Manufacturing (GMP), Hygiene (GHP), Production (GPP), Distribution (GDP) and/or Trading (GTP); and the principles of HACCP as defined by the Codex Alimentarius Commission;
- The requirements of ISO 22000 or acceptable equivalent, which may be gained by completing an IRCA certified FSMS Foundation Training course or equivalent.
Who Should Attend?
- Line/Support function personnel who are involved in food safety implementation
- Staff who are charged with the responsibility to develop and maintain a FSMS
- All FSMS auditors who wish to acquire an internationally recognized auditor status
There is a balance between knowledge-based presentation, discussions, exercises and case studies. About two third of the time is spent on activity based learning. A mock examination paper will be discussed throughout the course to help students to be familiar with the style of the examination.
5 days (40 hours including a 2 hour written examination)
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